Definition of syndetic in English:


Syllabification: syn·det·ic
Pronunciation: /sinˈdetik


  • Of or using conjunctions.
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    • In the following exchange, note the use of simple clauses and sentence fragments joined by syndetic or asyndetic co-ordination.
    • This is syndetic coordination, since a coordinating conjunction is present.
    • Coordinating conjunctions are mainly used in compound syndetic sentences to link (coordinate) two or more independent ideas.


early 17th century: from Greek sundetikos, from sundein 'bind together'.

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